Running Start

Running Start at Green River College

Running Start is an exciting and nationally recognized option that allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses tuition-free. Credits earned at Green River are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities, and can satisfy high school graduation requirements. Students may attend classes at Green River full-time or part-time, depending on high school enrollment. Learn more by viewing our information session video here. Watch the RS Events Page (see below) for virtual Q&A sessions coming up!

Registration Dates & Deadlines - RETURNING Students

QuarterEVF Priority Processing DateReturning Student Registration OpensClasses BeginRegistration Deadline
Winter 2022 October 29 November 9 January 3 January 5

Registration Dates & Deadlines - NEW Students

QuarterEnrollment Packets Accepted BeginningNew Student Registration OpensClasses BeginPaperwork Deadline
Winter 2022 November 1 November 22 January 3 December 20


About Running Start

Learn more about the Running Start program here!

Getting Started with Running Start

All of the steps and process to getting started with Running Start

Running Start Events

Keep up with all of our Information Sessions, Parent/Guardian Events, and Student Workshops

Running Start Forms

All of our important forms for future and current Running Start students

High School Equivalency Guides

Information regarding High School graduation requirements for Running Start students


Advising for all Running Start students.

Meet the Staff

The Running Start staff are dedicated to supporting Running Start students' education at Green River College. Students can seek advising for course placement, educational planning, transfer planning and other needs. We offer support through various formats and programs such as orientations, appointments, workshops, email and social media.

Meet the Staff

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for future students, current students, and parents/guardians

Hours of Operation

 Zoom Virtual Lobby Hours:

Monday - Thursday
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
*For drop-in advising times, please check our Running Start Advising Page


In-person Hours (by appointment): 

Mondays and Thursdays
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed 12-1)
*Visitors must complete a health attestation before coming to campus. 


Phone Hours: (253) 288-3380

Monday - Thursday 
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.




Thursday, November 11, 2021 (Veterans Day)


Thursday, November 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving Day) 


Friday, November 26, 2021 (Day After Thanksgiving) 



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Contact Us

If you have any questions about Running Start or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with an Educational Planner please do not hesitate to contact us!

Email Running Start

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Virtual lobby: Connect with us via Zoom - see hours of operation above for availability. 

Phone: 253-288-3380 - see hours of operation above for availability.


The Running Start Office is located in the Student Affairs Building (SA 135) on the Main Campus.

NOTE: Running Start is available for in-person assistance on Mondays & Thursdays for Fall Quarter.  Please visit our Steps to Visit Campus page before visiting our office for more information and to complete your Daily Health Attestation

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699

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